Sunday, August 19, 2012

Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney

Lorena McCourtney has spun a fast-paced and witty romantic mystery in her new book, Dying to Read. From the very first chapter, she grabs your attention and keeps you hooked until the very end.

Cate Kinkaid is just dipping her toe into the world of private investigating until one of the many résumés she has floating around lands her a real job. All she has to do is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right? When the big and brooding house happens to contain a dead body, this routine PI job turns out to be anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head?

Lorena McCourtney is the award-winning author of dozens of novels, including Invisible (which won the Daphne du Maurier Award from Romance Writers of America), In Plain Sight, On the Run, and Stranded. She resides in Oregon.

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Lorena McCourtney and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Dying to Read" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“Dying to Read” by Lorena McCourtney is a clever mystery novel with a likeable protagonist. Cate Kincaid has failed at every attempt she’s made to earn a living. Now, while she waits to hear back on several resumes that she sent out, she is working for her uncle’s private investigation company. Her first assignment is to find Willow Bishop for her family. When she arrives at Willow’s last known location, she finds a group of women who read books together and a dead body. A bit too much excitement for a first day? Cate figures she can get some help from her uncle, but that doesn’t work out as she planned, either.

Now she’s on her own to make a go of this temporary career and not ruin her uncle’s business. With computer guru/handyman Mitch Berenski finding creative ways to get Cate to date him and Octavia the cat showing Cate which leads to follow in the case, this Assistant PI has her hands full! This clever whodunit is a completely delightful and humorous read with a light romantic twist. I will definitely keep my eyes open for more novels by this gifted author, Lorena McCourtney.

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